The Reckless Love of God and Our Extension to Others

It’s February and it’s love season because Valentine made it so. Everyone is busy going out of their comfort zone, going the extra mile, just to put a smile on their lover’s face come 14th. It’s the time of the year when everyone wants to feel loved and showered with gifts. There we are, running after love and care, forgetting the foundation of love; the life source of love.

Who the life source of love? God is Love Himself.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

I John 3:8

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:16-17

As humans, there is a limit to our forgiving spirit, a limit to our endurance, there’s a point to which we can forgive. But if we sin against God over and over again and ask for His forgiveness, He forgives us and brings us to Himself.

In John 3:16-17, we see God’s unconditional love. Imagine he sent his son blameless and without sin for us – this sinful world. He became a curse by dying on a tree- by being nailed to the cross.

He has the power to bring himself down from the cross, of refusing to die, to kill his prosecutor. Yet, with humility, He accepted to die for us.

Despite Peter denying him three times before the cock crowed, and despite knowing beforehand, it didn’t stop Him from calling Peter neither did it stop Him from forgiving him when he asked for forgiveness. He still loved Peter.

Despite being crucified on the cross, he still asked God to forgive them and also forgave the robber too.

You’re asking yourself what kind of love is this?

It’s a reckless love. Reckless love is an intense affection showing a lack of care about the risk or danger and acting without thinking about the results of your actions.

His love bankrupted heaven for you and me, His love didn’t consider Himself first, his love didn’t consider his gains but the gain of the kingdom. His love is selfless and sacrificial, it goes beyond human imagination, a kind of love that shakes your inner man, a love that humbles you.

It’s only God that exhibit that kind of love and for us to exhibit that kind of love we need to connect to the father through Christ His Son.

No wonder the Father of the prodigal son through Christ exhibited Christ’s kind of love according to Luke 15:11- 32.

Though parents exhibit almost unconditional love through Christ, it’s impossible without Christ’s backing. You see this kind of love as a foolish love or say a reckless love because the person you’re showing this love to isn’t worth it, as foolish as it may sound, Romans 5:8-10 explains it.

We’ve not even confessed our sins and there are still many out there like the prodigal son who still has their father’s properties to live on and are not ready but yet he died, he reconciled us to God and we’re justified by His blood but those that are still sinners.

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Romans 5:7-10

So, this season and beyond, cling to Love itself. Don’t just love because of the season, be examples of Christ by loving in and out of season.

His love is unconditional, show love to others too. Not just your friends and your family members. Go out and show love to a stranger, show love continuously, not just in February of each year and not just every 14/02.

How do you intend to show love to someone?

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